Africa

First Nigerian female shortlisted for Africa engineering prize (Punch)

Elizabeth Kperrun, mobile and web applications developer, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize…

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo (Guardian)

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dashed Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a…

Kenyan president says Nairobi attackers ‘eliminated’, 14 victims (Guardian)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that Islamists who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing…

Police detain leading Zimbabwe activist after protests (Guardian)

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was detained by police on Wednesday when he was taken…

Nairobi Dusit hotel under attack as blasts and gunfire heard (BBC)

A hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At least two explosions…

Zimbabwe streets empty after deadly demonstrations (Guardian)

The streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, were deserted Tuesday after demonstrations against a government hike…

Fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe (Guardian)

Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities Monday as angry protesters reacting to the…

Military-Civilian handover: Obasanjo, third, not first in Africa (Sun)

I have over the years noticed with great embarrassment as a Nigerian a serious historical…

Officials seize energy drink which gives an erection lasting six hours (Metro)

Red Bull might give you wings, but an energy drink called Natural Power SX gives…

Somalia expels top UN envoy (BBC)

Somalia has expelled the UN’s top envoy, Nicholas Haysom, accusing him of “shaming” the world…

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